Registered Nurse First Assistant

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Registered Nurse First Assistant

Department: Nursing

Dates: June 7, 8, & 9 AND June 21, 22, & 23 (students must attend all six days)

Contact the Health Occupations office at or 636-922-8284 for an application packet.

This AORN-approved class follows the core curriculum for the RN First Assistant. Six credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Three credits are earned through classroom/theory presentation and an additional three hours through an approved internship program. Additional information regarding the scope of practice for the RNFA and the AORN Position Statement on RNFAs is available at

Course Requirements

  • Copy of current RN license valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of a current BLS or ACLS card valid through the end of the program.
  • Copy of CNOR certificate (CNOR exam must be completed prior to the end of the program) OR APRN (proof of recognition must be submitted prior to the end of the program).
  • Signed letter (on employing hospital’s letterhead) documenting two years of peri-operative experience. The letter must include a signature of immediate supervisor or the institution’s director of human resources.
  • Signed letter of support from surgeon preceptor (on surgeon’s letterhead) who will provide a minimum of 100 hours of supervised clinical practicum as required by the course objectives.
  • Successful completion of the classroom/didactic objectives including the final written exam.
  • Successful completion of the clinical objectives including documentation of clinical procedures and activities.

Note: Students who do not complete all of the course requirements for the clinical by the specific deadline listed on the course paperwork will be issued a grade of “F”.

This is a certification course. Tuition and fees are due at time of registration and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

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Denise Lammers,
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Jen Bussen,
Program Chair
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8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Hours may vary during summer – please call to confirm.

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